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Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve

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Address: 2616 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary, NC
Phone Number: 9193875980
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Great city park, lots of shade, with excellent mulch trails

This park has some Eastern Hemlock in it which is rare in the Piedmont area. This park has really nice mainly mulch trails very comfortable to walk on and on the most part very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

This park has some Eastern Hemlock in it which is rare in the Piedmont area. This park has really nice mainly mulch trails very comfortable to walk on and on the most part very level without tripping hazards. So these are idea trails for all ages. The Swift Creek Trail the park's most popular trail does require a climb of... More 

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Cary, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

I went here with my 6 year-old daughter, and we had a blast. The trails are very walkable, and the preserve's location within Cary makes it really easy to get to. While we were there, there were a number of educational programs going on that were well attended.

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Cary, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

This nature center offers classes for children, well maintained trails. A short loop with stairs so it gets the blood pumping. A longer loop that has some inclines. Will see folks taking their dogs for runs. New play area for the little ones.

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Cary, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

One of my favorite Cary parks! I enjoy the trails, which are well kept and easily marked. Met two deer along the way, wasn't chewed up by mosquitoes and the park ranger was friendly and helpful. A great place to go for solitude, with a loved one or as part of your family or group.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Beautiful place! Took a dog for a walk. Nice nature center for learning. Got beautiful nature photos! Saw a deer just ten feet away at a creek. Loved the information posts along the way of the trails. Very cool under the trees in 100 degree heat! Boardwalk trail. Closed shoes are best. Some stairs. Love it.

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Cary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

The reserve is quite small, compared to, say, Umstead, but it large enough that you're out of sight of roads and homes most of the time. The trails are relatively short -- up to a couple of miles -- and some are friendly to people who can't manage tough climbs or descents. It's never been crowded when I've been there,... More 

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Cary, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

This lovely place is near my home, so I walk there frequently. The variety of paths suit every need from a meditative walk, to nature viewing, to fitness efforts. The staff are knowledgeable and friendly. Dog friendly, too! Just can't say enough wonderful things!

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Waldorf
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Nice place to walk for a short bit. Trails are well maintained with mulch. There are a variety of trails in various lengths and difficulty. All trails are less than 2 miles in length. One trail has a lot of wooden steps on a gradual slope (not steep). We walked 2 of the trails - the views are not as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

We decided to walk-off some BBQ and was it a treat! We saw owls, millipedes, and a large Black Rat Snake among other things. The park has a couple of really nice trails for short walks. Enjoy!

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Bonita Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I had such a nice visit to the hemlock bluffs park. I went down the stairs to the creek and saw some pretty old trees for this region. I'm from ohio and there is a park there called mohican that has the most amazing hemlock gorge. I loved listening to the Tufted Titmouse call out to another one. That is... More 

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Address: 2616 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary, NC
Phone Number: 9193875980
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Cary

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